Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Doctoral Student Research Poster Session

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) 2014 Summer Conference:
CSU Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012

August 5 - 9, 2014

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Congratulations to Bryan Rogers for his Book Review of "Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement" in the Journal of Transformative Leadership and Policy Studies Vol.4 No.1. June 2014

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Congratulations to our Dr. Anysia Mayer for receiving the William J. Davis Award!

CongratsThe William J. Davis Award is given annually to the authors of the most outstanding article published in Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ) during the preceding volume year.  The Davis Award was established in 1979 with contributions in honor of the late William J. Davis, former Associate Director of UCEA and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  This year, the award was presented during the AERA Division A Business Meeting by UCEA President Mark Gooden.

Mayer, A. P., Donaldson, M. L., LeChasser, K., Welton, A. D., & Cobb, C. D. (2013, December) Negotiating site-based management and expanded teacher decision making: A case study of six urban schools. Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ), 49, 695-731. doi:10.1177/0013161X13492793

Anysia Peni Mayer, Morgaen L. Donaldson, Kimberly LeChasseur, Anjalé D. Welton, and Casey D. Cobb presented findings from a study of six schools in the Together Initiative (TI), which facilitates increased school autonomy from districts and expands teacher decision-making authority. This study aimed to understand how TI’s theory of action changed structures, cultures, and agency as the concepts of site-based management and expanded teacher decision making were interpreted and implemented by district and school leaders and teachers. The authors collected data over the first 2 years of the initiative using a concurrent mixed-methods design. They coded field notes from more than 200 hours of observations and transcripts of 231 semi-structured interviews with stakeholders were using the constant-comparative method. They then triangulated findings from qualitative data with annual teacher survey findings.

The data revealed that the implementation of TI varied across the six schools and depended greatly on school staffs’ existing relationships with the district, the principal’s support for decision-making structures, and the extent to which school cultures reflected trust so that teachers were able to enact greater agency. Only two schools experienced moderate increases in site-based management and expanded teacher decision making; those that did not were missing at least one of these structural or cultural supports.

At a time when charter schools are touted as an effective reform model, this article informs policy and practice on the original charter concept—autonomous, innovative district schools. Findings from this study suggest that creating contexts where site-based management can flourish is far more complicated than changing structures or establishing supportive school cultures.


Other highlights:

Dr. Daniel Soodjinda presented the paper:

“Invisible Minorities: Sexuality, Masculinity, and the Education of Second-Generation Latino and Asian American Gay Men”

Dr. Kathryn Bell McKenzie And Glenn Phillips presented the paper:

“We’re Still Not There: Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Race, Equity, and Mathematics

Dr. McKenzie also served as the Discussant on two additional Sessions:

Defining and Assessing the Impact of Instructional Leadership

Partnerships, Polices, and Parental Involvement

Congratulations to Dr. Donna Andrews for receiving the Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award 2013-2014 and CSU Stanislaus Outstanding Community Service Professor Award 2013-2014

Dr. George Boodrookas, Dr. Cynthia Lopez, and Dr. Kathleen Pon presented papers at The Northern California Educational Leadership Research Symposium

Dr. George Boodrookas “Community College Administrators as Educational Partnership Champions: Phenomenological Perspectives”

Dr. Cynthia Lopez “Early Intensive Behavior Treatment for Children with Autism: A Multiple Case Study of Long Term Outcomes”

Dr. Kathleen Pon “The Predictive and Instructional Value of Interim Assessments”

Congratulations to Laura Fong, Robin Henderson, Janet Nunez-Pineda, Joanna O’Brien, and Libby Soria for being awarded the Packard-CSU Dissertation and Pre-Dissertation Fellowships

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Ed.D. Directors at the Northern California Educational Leadership Research Symposium


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